The annual Summer School is a focal point for the Forge Network and its activities. It is open to research students from all areas of social science and transport studies. In Summer School 2013 there will be 40 subsidised places available. So don’t miss this privileged opportunity to enjoy a great academic event for young researchers and to meet colleagues from a variety of countries and backgrounds!
Summer School 2013 – The Dynamics of Mobility
17th, 18th and 19th September 2013 at the University of Lancaster
This year the Summer School will explore ideas about how patterns of mobility change. How can we conceptualise patterns of mobility? How do systems and technologies of provision relate to changing destinations and expectations of travel? How do such patterns develop and evolve, how do they vary, for whom, and how does that matter? Better understanding of the processes involved is central to knowing what interventions might help produce more sustainable arrangements.
The Summer School will examine these questions through a series of facilitated expert workshops. We will explore “old” and “new” forms of mobility, at different scales, considering the movement of things as well as people and the relationships between the two. The key objectives are to challenge taken-for-granted ideas about when and why people and objects move around, and to develop new trans-disciplinary understandings of this topic.
As with all of the Summer Schools, there will be time for participants to discuss their own research and what the ideas addressed in the Summer School might mean for them. There will also be an afternoon walking activity with a themed geocache exercise.
Confirmed guest speakers
- Professor Peter Jones (University College London)
Professor Jones has recently completed a review of the changing trends in travel across the UK and is a key figure in the debate surrounding ‘peak car’.
- Dr Jillian Anable (University of Aberdeen)
Dr Anable will facilitate a workshop looking at the reinterpretation of data on demand patterns from a range of different sources (transport and non-transport).
- Dr Tom Cherrett (University of Southampton)
Dr Cherrett is an expert in sustainable logistics and will lead a workshop on the changing face of goods movements and what underlies these changes.
- Dr Janet Dickinson (Bournemouth University)
Dr Dickinson is a specialist in tourism and will facilitate discussion of tourism focusing on how new forms of tourism such as slow tourism take hold.
- Paul Gebelein (Darmstadt University)
Paul Gebelein is a sociologist who has been exploring the development of new destinations, and new reasons to travel. The discussion will focus around geocaching and the broader implications of this phenomenon for an understanding of demand.
The Summer School will be facilitated by Professors Greg Marsden, Elizabeth Shove and Dr Antonio Ferreira.
Interested in attending?
The Summer School is open to PhD students and early career researchers from all disciplines. The School is subsidised by the UK Economic and Social Research Council and therefore fees for attendance are just £120, which includes all academic activities, accommodation and catering for the duration of the Summer School.
Accommodation is provided on the 17th and 18th September and if you require accommodation for additional nights this can be booked but would need to be paid for in addition to the Summer School fee.
If you would like to apply to attend the Forge Summer School then please download and complete the following application form (found here) and return it to Stephen Parkes at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, email: email@example.com.
Please contact Stephen about any questions you have regarding the Summer School.
We look forward to meeting you at the Summer School.
Summer School 2012 - Time, Travel and Everyday Life
Summer School 2011 - Crises
Summer School 2010 – Understanding Change